Feeling a chill because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t turn on the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s best to count on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s generating the furnace error and will fix it to your contentment.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps heat your house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become energized.
- Ignitor heats to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last approximately three to five years before it cracks and needs to be changed out. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dusty one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will tell you there’s something wrong with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to display error codes. It has this red light to flash code, much like Morse code.
You might see fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The bill to fix your furnace rests on what the issue is with it and how long it takes to correct it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will check:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC pro will also make sure the ignitor is actually lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours repair call.
Here’s the usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on the Experts at Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
Call us at 804-548-4480 or schedule an appointment online today.